NEXGEL and Partners for World Health Join Forces to Support Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Ukraine and Around the World
For Every Two Boxes of SilverSeal® Purchased, One is Donated to Those Suffering in Ukraine
LANGHORNE, Pa., July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NEXGEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXGL, NXGLW), (“NEXGEL” or the “Company”), a leading provider of ultra-gentle, high-water-content hydrogel products for healthcare and consumer applications, announced today that it has partnered with Partners for World Health (PWH), a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that collects medical supplies for communities in need, to help support crisis relief around the world, including the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Through this partnership, for every two boxes of NEXGEL’s SilverSeal® products purchased on Amazon.com, one will be sent to Ukrainian citizens in need. In June, NEXGEL donated 458 SilverSeal® boxes to Ukraine, totaling 1,832 healing patches.
“Unfortunately, in turbulent times of war and crisis, we see rising cases of skin abrasions and burns that can, in time, lead to serious infections,” said Adam Levy, Chief Executive Officer, NEXGEL. “With SilverSeal®, these injuries can be properly dressed and kept sterile to assist in the healing process. Teaming up with Partners for World Health is a testament to our unwavering commitment to get our products in the hands of those in need, especially for the people suffering in the Ukraine and around the world.”
“Just days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Partners for World Health launched an appeal to send a 40-foot container of medical equipment and supplies to help those in Ukraine,” said Paul Golding, Director of Development and Communications. “Of the medical equipment donated, NEXGEL’s SilverSeal® hydrogel dressing has been seen as one the most effective products to treat minor burns and wounds – an essential for those in war zones who are suffering and without proper treatment. Our team is continually assessing the needs of the region to provide donations to those areas that are in critical need of assistance, and we look forward to partnering with NEXGEL to support underserved communities.”
Mr. Golding continued, “Our plan for this summer and fall is to send additional shipments via air and sea. Air shipments are more costly but allow PWH to get vital supplies on the ground more quickly, while sea shipments allow us to send heavier medical equipment that is still much-needed but less urgent. Partnerships like this are crucial in supporting the people of Ukraine and the continuing work of what we do at PWH.”
NEXGEL will continue to activate various promotions to provide support to other crisis relief efforts around the world through Partners for World Health. To purchase SilverSeal® and learn more about the product, please visit Amazon.com.
About NEXGEL, INC.
NEXGEL is a leading provider of ultra-gentle, high-water-content hydrogels for healthcare and consumer applications. Based in Langhorne, Pa., the Company has developed and manufactured electron-beam, cross-linked hydrogels for over two decades. Alongside its strategic partners, NEXGEL has formulated more than 200 different combinations to bring natural ingredients to gentle skin patches that can be worn for long periods of time with little to no irritation.
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Released July 6, 2022